Thursday, March 29, 2012

Retreat Fun

Two weekends ago my sewing buddy, Sandy, and I went to our annual quilting retreat. A great time in Amish country....the Inn at the Amish Door. This is a beautiful hotel and a great restaurant on the same premises. Our conference room/sewing space is on the third floor and a fun time was had by all. Women sewing, eating and laughing...what more could you ask for?  We were given treats each day thanks to our leader, Mary, and her helpers. The bag behind my machine was in the first day goodie bag...along with cute little scissors and a handmade lanyard to hang them on.

I had made this little pincushion at home to take,  thanks to Kim's tutorial.  By the way, I now love Crate and Barrel!

These were our treat bags on Saturday, St. Patrick's Day.

Some shots of the room.

A few of the gals shopped for quilted fabric to make sewing machine pads with pockets for under their machines.  Here are Sherry's, Mary's and Roberta's.

On of the gals that works a lot with wool made this for our head lady, Mary....simply gorgeous!

Some of the many projects in progress on Saturday.

More great pictures to come......btw, wish I was heading to another retreat this weekend....hmmm!


Sharon said...

So much fun! Glad you had such a great time...when is the next one?

Tudy said...

Looks like you had a good time.

Terry said...

What fun! I want to do that someday!

Miss 376 said...

It does look fun, one of the things I've always wanted to do, but haven't lol. Love the mats for the machines, having pockets on them is such a good idea

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very fun! What did you work on Sandy?

Stephanie said...

Terrific projects. No doubt tons of fun because you were sewing with friends.

Carrie P. said...

Been looking through all the photos. great inspiration.
the donut pincushion is so cute and I love the bag with the wool applique on it.